Events

SPEAKER
Bullock Texas State History Museum
Bullock Museum Book Club "BOOK IT, TEXAS!"
November 21, 2015
10:30-12
1800 N Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Contact:
Janene Pearson
Education Programs Coordinator
Bullock Texas State History Museum
512-936-9272
Janene.pearson@​thestoryoftexas.com


FEATURED AUTHOR
Reading Between the Wines
Literacy Council of Fort Bend County
Gala Fundraising Event
February 6, 2015
6:30 pm
Safari Texas Ranch
Richmond, Texas {Houston area}
281.240.8181

SPEAKER
Tuesday Book Review Club Annual Author Luncheon
May 20, 2014
NOON
Austin's Womens Club
708 San Antonio Street
Austin TX 78701
512.472.1336


SPEAKER
Irving Club Author's Tea
February 18, 2014
Dr. Eugene Clark Library
2 p.m.
Lockhart, TX
Tickets available
For info: contact Jody King, 512-559-1135
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BOOK SIGNING
Celebrating "Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale"
Winner of The Writers League of Texas 2013 Book Award for Fiction
Oct. 26, 2013 Noon-2 p.m.


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SPEAKER
Dripping Springs Women's Club
Terrace Club
Dripping Springs, Texas
Wed. Oct. 16 at 11:30
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Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale has won the 2013 WRITERS LEAGUE OF TEXAS Book Award for Fiction.

For a complete list of finalists and winners in other genres, click here:

2013 Writers League of Texas Book Awards



EVENTS: Fall 2013

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Wed. Oct. 16 at 11:30
SPEAKER
Dripping Springs Women's Club
Terrace Club
Dripping Springs, Texas
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Thurs. Sept. 19 at 6:30
LECTURE
Wimberley Library
Wimberley, Texas
TALK: "How to Start a Novel"
... in honor of NaNoWriMo (Nat'l Writing a Novel in a Month Event).

How to Start a Novel Presentation by Lynda Rutledge at the Wimberley Village Library

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EVENTS-JUNE 2013:

June 6-SPEAKER, Austin's Women's Club 11:30 a.m.
FOR MORE:
Austin Woman's Club Program Guide.

June 22-PANEL, Writers League of Texas' Agents % Editors Conference, Austin
FOR MORE:
2013 Writers League of Texas Agents & Editors Conference



Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale has been named to the Texas Library Association's "Lariat List" as one of the top 25 Adult Novels of 2012.

The annual list of Lariat award winners calls attention to outstanding fiction published during the year that merit special attention from adult readers. The main criteria for selecting books for the Lariat List is that they are “a pleasure to read.”



APPEARANCE/SIGNING: Texas Book Festival SAN ANTONIO

Saturday, April 13

CENTRAL LIBRARY

PANEL:
11:15am-Noon: Celebrating Small-Town Texas Souls with Liza Palmer and Lynda Rutledge Moderator: Josie Seeligson


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Friends of the Victoria Public Library ANNUAL MEETING
Victoria, TX
Sunday, April 14
2:00 p.m.
SPEAKER: Lynda Rutledge, author of Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale



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Round Rock New Neighbors Book Club
Barnes & Noble, Round Rock TX
Monday, March 18th
1:00 p.m.
VISITING: Lynda Rutledge, author of Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale

Live nearby? Open to Public.


Texas Library Association Lariat Award 2013 Short List
"Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale" has made the short list for the 2013 Texas Library Association Lariat Award. The annual list of Lariat award winners calls attention to outstanding fiction published during the year that merit special attention from adult readers. The main criteria for selecting books for the Lariat List is that they are “a pleasure to read.”



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Friend of the Bulverde/​Spring Branch Public Library Book and Author Luncheon
March 6, 2013

11 a.m.
Spring Hill Event Center
2455 Celebration Dr.
San Antonio, TX
SPEAKER: Lynda Rutledge, author Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale



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PAPERBACK BOOK LAUNCH Reading/​Signing
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013
7 p.m.
Brazos Bookstore
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005
(713) 523-0701


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Appearance: Pulpwood Queens Girlfriend Weekend
Jan. 17-18, 2013


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Phoenix's "Arcadia News" Book Club
"Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale"--November Book Club Pick


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MONDAY, OCT. 29 @​ 6 pm
Wimberley Village Library Library Event, Wimberley, Texas
Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale at the Library.



TEXAS BOOK FESTIVAL
AUSTIN
10 a.m. Saturday, OCTOBER 27

PANEL: "Taken by Surprise: Two Novels about Second Chances"

BOOK SIGNINGS:
-12 noon at the Book Signing TENT.
-12:30 at PENGUIN TENT.


Friends of the Houston Public Library
2012 Annual Meeting and Celebration
Clayton Carriage House
Houston, TX
OCTOBER 17
6:30 pm.

SPEAKER: Lynda Rutledge, author of Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale


Southern Book Festival Oct. 12-13
SOUTHERN BOOK FESTIVAL
NASHVILLE
OCTOBER 12-13

Friday, Noon:
Of Saints, Garage Sales, and Astronauts: 3 Southern Indie-Next List Debut Authors
Saturday, 11 a.m:
Pulpwood Queens Presents Royal SOUTHERN Reads


THURSDAY, SEPT. 20
WRITERS LEAGUE OF TEXAS "Third Thursday" Panel
BookPeople bookstore, Austin

TOPIC: How to Land a Literary Agent. Free & Open to Public.

Writers League of Texas Third Thursday Panel at BookPeople-AUSTIN, SEPT 20, 7 pm.

THURSDAY, JULY 19.
BOOKSIGNING. Tattered Cover, Denver/Highland Ranch.

Tattered Cover Event-Highlands Ranch, Colorado JULY 19

FOREIGN RIGHTS:
A month after release, rights have been sold for Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale to France, Italy, and Taiwan.

Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale was chosen for the June Selection for the Pulpwood Queens Book Club, with 534 chapters (and counting).

Pulpwood Queens BOOK CLUBS JUNE SELECTION

Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale was chosen for the May Selection for SheReads.org Online Book Club.

SheReads.org MAY BOOK SELECTION

Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale on Shelf Awareness.org as an Indie Favorite.

ShelfAwareness Indiebound "FAVORITE"

Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale is named to The May 2012 "IndieNext" Great Reads List.

The IndieNext May List is a dozen or so chosen titles from across publishing by Indiebound, the independent bookseller's association.

The May 2012 IndieNext Great Reads List

Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale has been chosen as an Ingram Premier Picks. Ingram is the nation's largest book distributor and Premier Picks is a galley program juried by a committee of Ingram librarians.

Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale has been chosen as a selection for Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Clubs.

The novel's first "print" mention--in Library Journal's Fiction Preview for May 2012, by Barbara Hoffert, LJ Book Review Editor.
Rutledge. Lynda. Faith Bass Darling’s Last Garage Sale. Amy Einhorn: Putnam. May 2012. 304p. ISBN 9780399157196. $25.95. POP FICTION
It’s the last day of the millennium, and wealthy Faith Bass Darling surprises everyone in Bass, TX, by emerging from 30 years of seclusion to start selling off all her possessions. It gives folks a chance to investigate both the Bass family saga, crucial to their town, and larger questions about how we are shaped by memories, possessions, and the hope of a second chance. A debut novel snatched up by the editor of such favorites as Kathryn Stockett’s The Help, so watch; it’s seen as a fun yet thoughtful read, which would make it great for reading groups.

Library Journal's Fiction Preview-May 2012

Lynda is represented by Dorian Karchmar, William Morris Endeavor.

FOR BOOK/​MEDIA REQUESTS––CONTACT:
Jessica Butler
Penguin Group (USA)
212-366-2737 Tel.
Jessica.Butler@​us.penguingroup.com



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